It’s exciting times here in Dayton Kentucky and we are on the verge of a great future. Over the past 4 years I’ve had the amazing pleasure of serving you, my neighbors and friends, on City Council and it’s with great excitement that I have the opportunity to serve as Mayor for the City of Dayton KY.
With your support we can lead Dayton into the 21st Century! I am proud of my past two terms on council and some of the achievements we made, including:
It was 5 years ago that I laced up my shoes and started walking door-to-door to meet each and everyone who calls Dayton home, and what a 5 years it’s been. We’ve had some successes as well as some challenges and Dayton needs a fresh and new approach to how we operate.
Things are changing in the way that the River Cities are operating. We are having to work together with other cities to understand their challenges and successes, so we can conquer these problems and succeed together. This is different than in many years past when each city wouldn’t communicate, but as John Wooden once said “Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.”
I have partnered with organizations that bring change and success to our cities, and work with them on a daily basis. Some of these organizations are the Northern Kentucky Chamber, Tri-Ed, The Catalytic Fund, and Southbank Partners. We need to make sure that when projects are available (Riverfront Common Trails, grant dollars, building rehabs, business re-locations), that Dayton is first of mind as a place to work, not an afterthought.
We’ve seen a lot of change in Dayton these past years, change that I am proud to have helped happen. When I first began on council The Avenue had many empty store fronts and buildings that were being neglected. At this time the CCAP program was introduced which gave incentives for businesses to not only fill the buildings but also rehab them to their former glory.
Again, I went door-to-door to discuss this program with our current business owners as well as reached outside of Dayton to bring in the investors that now fill these buildings. As one investor said “I didn’t know anything about Dayton until you introduced it to me.” This investor now has multiple buildings on the Avenue that they are actively rehabbing and filling with restaurants, businesses, and homes.
This is the type of leadership that I will bring to Dayton, one of actively supporting and marketing our town to help growth and revitilzation. We must be proactive in this ever-changing landscape of the River Cities and be ready to compete for these businesses and not sit idle and hope that it’ll come.
I’ve also worked hard with the Fire Department of Bellevue-Dayton over these past 4 years, sitting both of my council terms on the fire board. I’ve worked closely with their teams to understand their needs so that they can effectively protect our lives and homes, and have helped them acquire needed apparatus, repairs to the building, and personnel. It’s my dedication to our first responders that makes me proud to have earned the Firefighters IAFF Local 3751 support and endorsement for Mayor.
As a 20-year professional in the IT Industry I oversee $2.5M in revenue and helped a start-up company as they grew from 4 employees to 150 with multiple locations through the Southeast and Midwest. With my technology and business background I understand what it takes for an organization to operate in the 21st century smart and effectively.
As Mayor I promise to work with ALL of our neighbors and businesses and will bring back committees that will promote community involvement and engagement.
As Mayor I promise to be fiscally responsible with tax dollars and that our “Needs” are filled and our “Wants” are organized and funded.
As Mayor I promise to work with all of council and employees to make sure that we are working for the best of each citizen rather than an agenda.
As Mayor I promise to have transparency and open-door policy be a hallmark of all departments and held to integrity.
As Mayor I promise to continue to work for Dayton’s revitalization with energy and tenacity.
Thank you for your consideration and your support!
Dayton Community News